keith cooper

Our interview with Keith Cooper on starting a career in commercial photography, building a photography biz, staying inspired, and more.

Making a living doing photography is tough. Many people have a photography hobby, but turning that hobby into a full-time career takes more than a knack for art. It takes business sense, a strategy, and revenue.

In this week’s episode, we interview Keith Cooper, a commercial photographer based in Leicester, UK.

Keith shares with us his experiences working in commercial photography – from how he approached making it his full-time job, to the tools and tips that help make him a success.

Listen in to learn how to start a career in commercial photography

Highlights

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–19:54: Is it still viable to take on photography as a career?
–18:32: Keith’s entry point as a photographer
–16:36: The most common sorts of images he’s hired to capture
–13:17: Staying inspired and motivated
–11:44: Working for credit/exposure
–07:32: Adding new equipment to your arsenal – rent or buy?
–05:34: Essential equipment for beginner photographers
–04:15: Keith’s best piece of advice for new photographers
–03:38: Researching the potential of your market

Show Notes

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